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Orient

O´ri`ent   Pronunciation: ō´rĭ`ent
a.1.Rising, as the sun.
Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun.
- Milton.
2.Eastern; oriental.
3.Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; - used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East.
n.1.The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
[Morn] came furrowing all the orient into gold.
- Tennyson.
2.The countries of Asia or the East.
Best built city throughout the Orient.
- Sir T. Herbert.
3.A pearl of great luster.
v. t.1.To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
2.To acquaint with new surroundings or a new situation.
3.Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
4.Same as Orientate, 2.
5.(Surv.) To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon;
Noun1.Orient - the countries of Asia
Synonyms: East
2.orient - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Verb1.orient - be oriented; "The weather vane points North"
Synonyms: point
2.orient - determine one's position with reference to another point
Synonyms: orientate
Antonyms:
disorient, disorientate - cause to be lost or disoriented
3.orient - cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
Adj.1.orient - (poetic) eastern; "the orient sun"
Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Levant, Middle East, Near East, New World, Occident, Oceania, Old World, West, Western Hemisphere, continent, down under, eastland, landmass, the old country
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